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  • New Community Site Will Inform and Connect Gamers

    GameStreamer strongly believes in the power of community, especially in the gaming industry. We’ve been active in social media in an effort to connect to gamers on a more personal level, and now we’re excited to announce a new project that takes the initiative further. Up and running in the next few weeks, our new community site will feature a blog and game reviews by our staff, as well as by guest posters. The site will also contain a news section for press releases and bulletins. We anticipate some overlap with our corporate site, but much of the community site will serve up fresh content.


    People will be able to access the new site via our flagship game stores, as well as our game store partners’ stores. The site was designed with minimal branding to complement game store partners’ stores as much as possible. Because the community site is as much our partners’ sites as ours, we encourage game store partners and publishers to contribute ideas and posts for the blog and to submit relevant news releases for inclusion in the news section. Game store partners can opt out of linking to the site from their stores and replace the link to their own blogs or news pages.


    Site visitors can participate by commenting on blog posts and reviews. Comments will be approved by GameStreamer before being published.


    If you have any questions about or suggestions for the community site, contact us at or add your comment to this blog post.


    Watch this space for the community site’s launch date.

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  • GameStreamer Loves Independent Game Developers

    GameStreamer supports independent video game developers. We believe they bring to the industry some of the most innovative and creative thinking.


    Developers can distribute their games through our flagship stores and growing number of white label partner stores at no cost. Our extranet makes it easy to upload and manage games, as well as view sales figures. We offer an above-industry-standard revenue split on games sold. On our game store sites, users can search the Indie genre, where we have 80 games and counting.


    If you’ve been reading our blog recently, you’ll have seen posts by independent developers offering advice to fellow indies. Look for more posts like these in the coming weeks. If you would like to contribute a post or to distribute your game through us, contact us at

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  • New GameStreamer Game Stores

    A big welcome to our newest game store partners, Gamer Reaction and Digital Download Game World! Their game stores are branded to their sites and contain the same games that GameStreamer carries on our stores, and


    Gamer Reaction is a popular gaming news site that features podcasts and articles for the “common gamer.” Marketed worldwide, Digital Download Game World covers news about the growth of the digital distribution sector of the video game industry.


    For both sites, a game store is a perfect fit with their audiences.


    “At Gamer Reaction, we are constantly talking about all the games we are playing or looking forward to or remember from years ago,” says Dianna Lora, Gamer Reaction Producer. “A GameStreamer game store seemed like the obvious choice to us. We tell people about games, and then they don't even have to leave our website to get them. Gamer Reaction tosses the ball up, GameStreamer dunks it.”


    Daniel Awadalla, CEO of Digital Download Game World, says, “As digital download game sales continue to grow worldwide, we can’t be anything but excited about an opportunity to enter into a partnership such as this. We found the staff at Game Streamer Inc. to be highly motivated and professional and the integration of the store with our current site could not have gone more smoothly.” 


    Game store partners have full administrative control over their stores, including which games to sell and which ones to feature. Templated game stores cost partners nothing, and they receive a cut of their stores’ revenue. Fully customized stores require a fee. Game store partners are responsible for marketing their own stores, but GameStreamer does offer a few free tools. Partners can create banner ads to promote games on their websites. Also, GameStreamer creates a customized, weekly newsletter featuring new games and specials that partners can send to their users.


    If you are interested in adding a game store to your site, contact us at

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  • GameStreamer Protects Its Users

    A recently well publicized alleged breach of online gamers' privacy may be causing concern about other gaming sites’ safety. Rest assured that GameStreamer strictly abides by the privacy policy on our game store sites. Users’ privacy is very important to us, and one of our goals is to earn and maintain the trust of the online gaming community.


    You can read our privacy policy in its entirety on our game store sites, but here are a couple of key points:


    • GameStreamer may use personally identifiable information collected through the Web Site for the specific purposes for which the information was collected, to process Orders made via the Web Site, to contact Users regarding Content, products and services offered by GameStreamer, and otherwise to enhance Users’ experience with GameStreamer and such affiliates, independent contractors and business partners.
    • When we first collect information about you, we will offer you the opportunity to opt-out of having your personal information shared with parties outside of GameStreamer or its subsidiaries or affiliates (except to the extent required by law, court order, or as requested by other government or law enforcement authority).


    GameStreamer does not share personal information to third parties without users’ permission, and we respect users’ wishes regarding their privacy.


    In addition to our policies, we protect our users’ credit card and personal information via our payment-processing vendors PayPal and


    Should you or your customers have any questions or concerns about users’ privacy on any GameStreamer-powered site, please email us at    


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  • GameStreamer, Series Sponsor of World Challenge

    When you hear the words “GameStreamer,” you think of fast, competitive, technology, innovation, speed and so on.  I find an easy connection with all those words with sports car racing, so it seemed logical to see how we could cross-promote this in some way.  With all the hot racing games, many based on cars that are part of the World Challenge series, partnering with World Challenge presented a great way to help get a new startup company out there to the millions of race fans.


    It’s hard to believe that six months have passed so quickly. I recall having just moved to Sarasota a few weeks prior and I went to the season opening race in St. Petersburg for the World Challenge / Indycar Grand Prix. GameStreamer is the 2010 Number Board sponsor for the series and is displayed on the number decal of every car in the GT, GTS and Touring Car classes. This series is essentially the “sports car series of Indycar” and is comprised of cars ranging from purpose-built Corvette, Vipers and Porsches all the way to Scion, VW and Honda production-based race cars. There are plenty of gamers within this series with both fans and participants, so this looked like a great place to “get our feet wet” within the racing industry. Check out some great pics on the GameStreamer Racing facebook page.


    They guys at WC Vision have put together a great deal of effort and creativity to make this a great deal for everyone involved. The GameStreamer Mid-Year Review show was put together and can be seen on I attended many of the races over the 2010 season and even got a few rides in the pace car. Not only is GameStreamer on each car, they were the title sponsor of the Mid-Ohio Grand Prix. This is one of the highest attended races on the Indycar circuit with more than 175,000 people, and I was able to drive a Mustang FR500S in GTS and represent GameStreamer on the track. Watch video of the race here


    The season finale is this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah and the year-end banquet will host a 10-minute “GameStreamer Year in Review” video. The “GameStreamer Rookie of the Year” awards will be given out to the top rookie in each of the three classes. This has been a great year, and the 2011 season looks like it will be even better with great new tracks added to the schedule and an improved television package. So, stay tuned and keep up to speed at: and see past races online at:

    - Gary Savage

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  • Welcome to Our New Blog!

    Welcome to GameStreamer’s corporate blog. We’ll be sharing GameStreamer news, as well as game industry news and trends. We’ll also be offering our opinions about the news and trends, and we invite you to share yours, too.


    At GameStreamer, we sell downloadable games in all genres on our own game store sites, and we help our partners sell these same games on their sites through custom game stores.


    We’re very proud of our newly redesigned and upgraded online game store, The site has a top-of-the-line, proprietary DownLoad Manager with Social Development Kit. Players can manage their game purchases and communicate with friends. We’re always improving our technology, so look for more news from us on that front soon.


    Follow us on Twitter @GameStreamer and “like” us on facebook for the latest news. If you want to buy games, please visit our game store at

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